Setting More Balanced Goals

  • Money and financial stability
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Personal and professional relationships
  • Other issues of importance to you.

Money and Financial Stability

I don’t have to tell you that in this culture, money plays a huge role. The bad news is that, once you have enough money that you’re eating regularly and keeping a roof over your head, having more money generally won’t make you happier.

  • Start your own business,
  • Experiment with different goal-seeking strategies and tactics until you find some that work well for you,
  • Get more of the help you want from others,
  • Even support causes that are important to you.

Personal and Professional Growth

In some ways, your inner life is like a shark: if it doesn’t keep moving forward, it begins to die. Experience shows that people who allow themselves to stop growing often lose interest in the people and the activities they once enjoyed.

  • Maintain a level of humility
  • Learn from your mistakes.
  • Think about consequences before you take any action
  • Try to act on the basis of your basic, long-term values, rather than your immediate opportunity to gain some short-term benefit

Personal and Professional Relationships

For whatever reasons, we are hard-wired to need and seek out relationships. Psychological studies show that, as people get older, they tend more toward the feeling that relationships are the most important thing in their lives, and people with many strong relationships report more satisfaction with their lives than people with fewer and weaker ones.

Other Issues of Importance to You

Since each of us is somewhat different from other people, it’s important that you include in your balanced package of goals at least a few that reflect and bring you closer to accomplishments you feel are important. These can include any selection or combination of:

  • Efforts to make the world a better place
  • Efforts to support one or more deserving persons and/or causes
  • Participation in new experiences and/or travel to new places
  • Personal health and well-being
  • Personal enjoyment
  • Spiritual goals

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Robert Moskowitz

Robert Moskowitz

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Robert Moskowitz is a successful, award-winning writer and consultant, and the author of “How to Organize Your Work and Your Life.”